PMA Foodservice 2019

The team of Babe Farms out of Santa Maria, CA. PMA Foodservice is an important show for Babe Farms as about 80 percent of the company's produce goes into the foodservice industry.
The team of Babe Farms out of Santa Maria, CA. PMA Foodservice is an important show for Babe Farms as about 80 percent of the company's produce goes into the foodservice industry.
Serjio Sanchez, Sandy Jurach, Melissa Schmitt and Tom Smith with California Giant.
Serjio Sanchez, Sandy Jurach, Melissa Schmitt and Tom Smith with California Giant.
Min Cui and Zhaobin Han with Elitech show different temperature data loggers.
Min Cui and Zhaobin Han with Elitech show different temperature data loggers. 
Karen Brux and Susan Hughes with the Chilean Fresh Fruit Association.
Karen Brux and Susan Hughes with the Chilean Fresh Fruit Association.
Alexei Rudolf and Kim Kurata with the California Avocado Commission.
Alexei Rudolf and Kim Kurata with the California Avocado Commission.
John Chamberlain and Alex Teague with Limoneira smile for the camera.
John Chamberlain and Alex Teague with Limoneira smile for the camera.
Kristina Lorusso, Kristin Lopez and Gary Caloroso with Giumarra. Kristina proudly shows a pouch bag of persimmons. Giumarra has the largest persimmon program in the country and the first varieties will be available as of September.
Kristina Lorusso, Kristin Lopez and Gary Caloroso with Giumarra. Kristina proudly shows a pouch bag of persimmons. Giumarra has the largest persimmon program in the country and the first varieties will be available as of September.
Peter Cole with Oppy shows California-grown red and green seedless grapes.
Peter Cole with Oppy shows California-grown red and green seedless grapes.
Jason Cleaver with Columbia Basin Onion visits the booth of Enza Zaden and talks with Nick Barnes.
Jason Cleaver with Columbia Basin Onion visits the booth of Enza Zaden and talks with Nick Barnes.
Rob Jackson with Red Sun Farms.
Rob Jackson with Red Sun Farms.
In a flowerful outfit, Gabe Romero with Mann Packing joins Brett Libke, Chris Ford and Jim Leach in Oppy's booth.
In a flowerful outfit, Gabe Romero with Mann Packing joins Brett Libke, Chris Ford and Jim Leach in Oppy's booth.
Paul Newstead from Domex Superfresh Growers and his wife Germaine.
Paul Newstead from Domex Superfresh Growers and his wife Germaine.
Valda Coryat and Angela Serna with the National Mango Board.
Valda Coryat and Angela Serna with the National Mango Board.
Spiralized mangos (including skin) on display in the booth of the National Mango Board.
Spiralized mangos (including skin) on display in the booth of the National Mango Board.
Mango cheeks (with or without skin) and mango salsa for foodservice on display at the booth of the National Mango Board.
Mango cheeks (with or without skin) and mango salsa for foodservice on display at the booth of the National Mango Board.
Okanagan Specialty Fruits is a new exhibitor at PMA Foodservice. Jessica Brady proudly shows Arctic apples in a 2.5 lb foodservice pack. The Arctic Golden and Granny fresh slices will be available in a 10 lb. case (4*2.5 lb pack) for foodservice with the new harvest.
Okanagan Specialty Fruits is a new exhibitor at PMA Foodservice. Jessica Brady proudly shows Arctic apples in a 2.5 lb foodservice pack. The Arctic Golden and Granny fresh slices will be available in a 10 lb. case (4*2.5 lb pack) for foodservice with the new harvest.
Brent Scattini and Paul Bertrand with Tom Lange.
Brent Scattini and Paul Bertrand with Tom Lange.
Neil Ferguson with Pear Bureau Northwest talks about the high quality of this past year's pear harvest.
Neil Ferguson with Pear Bureau Northwest talks about the high quality of this past year's pear harvest. 
Chris Brown with NatureSeal.
Chris Brown with NatureSeal.
From left to right Robert Bright, Rolan Ramirez and Kevin Manning with DeltaTrak. Rolan holds the Real-time logger that measures temperature and humidity. Kevin shows the FlashLink Mini PDF.
From left to right Robert Bright, Rolan Ramirez and Kevin Manning with DeltaTrak. Rolan holds the Real-time logger that measures temperature and humidity. Kevin shows the FlashLink Mini PDF.
Tanner Mellon and Michael Ryshouwer with Flavorful Brands show two different packs that will both be available for the foodservice segment soon. Kohlrabi knoodles have a neutral flavor and come very close to pasta. Diced Tasti-Lee tomatoes are now more widely available as they are not just grown on the East Coast, but now also in Mexico. This offers better availability on the West Coast.
Tanner Mellon and Michael Ryshouwer with Flavorful Brands show two different packs that will both be available for the foodservice segment soon. Kohlrabi knoodles have a neutral flavor and come very close to pasta. Diced Tasti-Lee tomatoes are now more widely available as they are not just grown on the East Coast, but now also in Mexico. This offers better availability on the West Coast.
Garrick Macek, Rebecca Rasmussen and Mitch Brandfon with Coosemans Worldwide.
Garrick Macek, Rebecca Rasmussen and Mitch Brandfon with Coosemans Worldwide.
Braden Hoover and Alyssa Wilson with Rijk Zwaan proudly show a lettuce head as well as the new Cabbisi, a new mini salad cabbage.
Braden Hoover and Alyssa Wilson with Rijk Zwaan proudly show a lettuce head as well as the new Cabbisi, a new mini salad cabbage.
Rijk Zwaan's new Cabbisi product.
Rijk Zwaan's new Cabbisi product.
Sarah Rodriguez and Jordan Crum with Naturipe Farms.
Sarah Rodriguez and Jordan Crum with Naturipe Farms.
Brian Scott, Angela Williams and Blake Branen with Owyhee Produce. The company is gearing up for the 2019 PNW onion harvest.
Brian Scott, Angela Williams and Blake Branen with Owyhee Produce. The company is gearing up for the 2019 PNW onion harvest.
Dino Dilaudo with TopLine - Westmoreland Sales shows San Marzano style Roma tomatoes. The majority of the company's business is food retail, but because of the consistency in quality and supply of greenhouse grown produce, the company feels it can make a difference in the foodservice segment.
Dino Dilaudo with TopLine - Westmoreland Sales shows San Marzano style Roma tomatoes. The majority of the company's business is food retail, but because of the consistency in quality and supply of greenhouse grown produce, the company feels it can make a difference in the foodservice segment.
The team of Coastline Family Farms: Tony Ojeda, Carmen Placensia, Alison Pilcher and Robert Verloop. The company's booth was the Best of Show 2nd place winner.
The team of Coastline Family Farms: Tony Ojeda, Carmen Placensia, Alison Pilcher and Robert Verloop. The company's booth was the Best of Show 2nd place winner.
Coastline Family Farms now offers a year-round onion program: https://www.freshplaza.com/article/9098731/californian-grower-forms-new-dry-onion-joint-venture/.

Coastline Family Farms now offers a year-round onion program: https://www.freshplaza.com/article/9098731/californian-grower-forms-new-dry-onion-joint-venture/.

Dan Acevedo and Kraig Loomis with GreenFruit avocados. Kraig shows the company's 2 ct. box with avocados that is quality-extending.
Dan Acevedo and Kraig Loomis with GreenFruit avocados. Kraig shows the company's 2 ct. box with avocados that is quality-extending.
Quality-extending is this 2 ct. box from GreenFruit Avocados. The company has been using the box for foodservice, but is now also getting into food retail.
Quality-extending is this 2 ct. box from GreenFruit Avocados. The company has been using the box for foodservice, but is now also getting into food retail. 
Justin Whitcomb, Amanda Costa and Jeff Murray with Del Monte Fresh Produce.
Justin Whitcomb, Amanda Costa and Jeff Murray with Del Monte Fresh Produce.
Caulilini; a new product from Mann Packing that is part of Del Monte Fresh.
Caulilini; a new product from Mann Packing that is part of Del Monte Fresh.
Steve Barnard and Ross Wileman with Mission Produce.
Steve Barnard and Ross Wileman with Mission Produce.
Chef Travis Peters of The Parish in Tucson, AZ (representing Shamrock Foods, a Markon Cooperative member) won Cal Giant's 2nd annual Chef Invitational and receives the award from Tom Smith with California Giant.
Chef Travis Peters of The Parish in Tucson, AZ (representing Shamrock Foods, a Markon Cooperative member) won Cal Giant's 2nd annual Chef Invitational and receives the award from Tom Smith with California Giant.
Mark Shaw with Markon receives a trophy from Anthony Gallino with California Giant. Markon was the representing company for both the Top Chef (Travis G. Peters) and the Peoples Choice (Jonathon Merrick).
Mark Shaw with Markon receives a trophy from Anthony Gallino with California Giant. Markon was the representing company for both the Top Chef (Travis G. Peters) and the People’s Choice (Jonathon Merrick). 
Travis Peters and Mark Shaw proudly show their awards.
Travis Peters and Mark Shaw proudly show their awards.
Erin Meder with Capespan North America walks the floor.
Erin Meder with Capespan North America walks the floor.
Costin Beliciu and Dani Sweet with the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers Association are walking the floor.
Costin Beliciu and Dani Sweet with the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers Association are walking the floor.
Tom Lyons with Kaliroy who grows round, Roma and grape tomatoes in Mexico. The company is fully vertically integrated and now directly sells to foodservice and retail.
Tom Lyons with Kaliroy who grows round, Roma and grape tomatoes in Mexico. The company is fully vertically integrated and now directly sells to foodservice and retail.
The team from Jacobs Farm-Del Cabo: Chris Miele, Monica Jacobs, Shannon Youmans, Wylie Bird, Kyla Oberman and her 3-month old son Hudson.
The team from Jacobs Farm-Del Cabo: Chris Miele, Monica Jacobs, Shannon Youmans, Wylie Bird, Kyla Oberman and her 3-month old son Hudson.
Tony Mitchell with Vision Import Group attends the show.
Tony Mitchell with Vision Import Group attends the show.
Joshua Estebane, Victoria Cao and Doug Meyer with West Pak Avocado.
Joshua Estebane, Victoria Cao and Doug Meyer with West Pak Avocado.
Bill Spidell and Jim Auchard with Prime Time International.
Bill Spidell and Jim Auchard with Prime Time International.
Melissa and Thomas Joyner with Nash Produce from North Carolina.
Melissa and Thomas Joyner with Nash Produce from North Carolina. 
Isha Ghetia and Eric Frasse with I Love Produce.
Isha Ghetia and Eric Frasse with I Love Produce.
Ryan Easter, Kevin Steiner and Doug Hearron with Sage Fruit Company.
Ryan Easter, Kevin Steiner and Doug Hearron with Sage Fruit Company.
Austin Mackey and Chris Elsie with Stella Farms.
Austin Mackey and Chris Elsie with Stella Farms.
Sara Madrigal, Sarah Clark and Brendan Engebretsen with Driscoll's. The company's booth won Best of Show.
Sara Madrigal, Sarah Clark and Brendan Engebretsen with Driscoll's. The company's booth won Best of Show.
Derek Hernandez, Danelle Zapien and Mario Gonzales with Melissa's.
Derek Hernandez, Danelle Zapien and Mario Gonzales with Melissa's.
Lulu Vasquez with Gourmet Trading Company proudly shows asparagus and blueberries.
Lulu Vasquez with Gourmet Trading Company proudly shows asparagus and blueberries.
Paul Pieretti with California Endive Farms shows different packaging options for white endive.
Paul Pieretti with California Endive Farms shows different packaging options for white endive.
Coraline is a chicory variety that is less bitter and more smooth than Belgian endive. Coraline is mainly used in foodservice, but will become more widely available at retail level.
Coraline is a chicory variety that is less bitter and more smooth than Belgian endive. Coraline is mainly used in foodservice, but will become more widely available at retail level.
Andy Bruno, Angela Tallant and Kyle Lane with Westfalia Fruit USA.
Andy Bruno, Angela Tallant and Kyle Lane with Westfalia Fruit USA.
Melissa Colella-Wang and Xin Wang with JicaFoods prepare delicious jicama wraps for show attendees.
Melissa Colella-Wang and Xin Wang with JicaFoods prepare delicious jicama wraps for show attendees.
Jica tortillas (thin jicama slices) make a very tasty wrap. JicaFoods' booth was a popular place for show attendees.
Jica tortillas (thin jicama slices) make a very tasty wrap. JicaFoods' booth was a popular place for show attendees.
Michael D'Amato and Michael Ward with Natalie's Orchid Island Juice Company proudly show the company's new cold pressed juice line.
Michael D'Amato and Michael Ward with Natalie's Orchid Island Juice Company proudly show the company's new cold pressed juice line.
John Pandol with Pandol Brothers walks the floor.
John Pandol with Pandol Brothers walks the floor.
Jeffrey Cook with Emerson proudly shows different in-transit perishable temperature monitoring instruments.
Jeffrey Cook with Emerson proudly shows different in-transit perishable temperature monitoring instruments.
Bryan Thornton, Jonathan Roussel and Pam Wooten with Worldwide Produce Direct.
Bryan Thornton, Jonathan Roussel and Pam Wooten with Worldwide Produce Direct.
Donya Litowitz with Impasta Foods is flanked by Peter Mead and T.J. Bauer of Can Am Pepper Company.
Donya Litowitz with Impasta Foods is flanked by Peter Mead and T.J. Bauer of Can Am Pepper Company.
Marco Hernandez and Josh Underseth with Del Rey Avocado Company.
Marco Hernandez and Josh Underseth with Del Rey Avocado Company.
Stephanie Williams and Jeff Thomas with Scott Farms were busy talking to show attendees about the company's sweet potato options.
Stephanie Williams and Jeff Thomas with Scott Farms were busy talking to show attendees about the company's sweet potato options.
Good Farms won the award for Best Product Promo. From left to right Rachel Donnan and Jeff Boles with Good Farms as well as Catherine Fantozzi with Monterey Bay Caterers.
Good Farms won the award for Best Product Promo. From left to right Rachel Donnan and Jeff Boles with Good Farms as well as Catherine Fantozzi with Monterey Bay Caterers.
James de Lorimier, Merritt Bruce and Jeff Crook with Church Brothers Farms. Merritt just joined the company a few weeks ago.
James de Lorimier, Merritt Bruce and Jeff Crook with Church Brothers Farms. Merritt just joined the company a few weeks ago.
The team of Avocados from Mexico!
The team of Avocados from Mexico!
Jakob Smith and Julie Brandon with HMC Farms.
Jakob Smith and Julie Brandon with HMC Farms.
The Amerifresh team attends PMA Foodservice. From left to right: Rick Harris, Robb Bertels, Sally Palmgren, Sharon Coffelt and Andrew Mashler.
The Amerifresh team attends PMA Foodservice. From left to right: Rick Harris, Robb Bertels, Sally Palmgren, Sharon Coffelt and Andrew Mashler. 
Maggie Flynn and Juan Reyes with House Foods had tofu products on display and offered tofu salads for show attendees.
Maggie Flynn and Juan Reyes with House Foods had tofu products on display and offered tofu salads for show attendees.
The booth of Fresh Origins. The company produces Microgreens, PetiteGreens, Edible Flowers, Tiny Veggiesas well as Herb, Flower Fruit Crystals.
The booth of Fresh Origins. The company produces Microgreens, Petite®Greens, Edible Flowers, Tiny Veggies™ as well as Herb, Flower & Fruit Crystals®.
Many different varieties of edible flowers on display in the Fresh Origins booth.
Many different varieties of edible flowers on display in the Fresh Origins booth.
Kraig Loomis with GreenFruit Avocados and Marieke Hemmes with FreshPlaza smile for photographer Dan Acevedo.
Kraig Loomis with GreenFruit Avocados and Marieke Hemmes with FreshPlaza smile for photographer Dan Acevedo.
Amber Neimeyer and Mark Mraule with Bank of the West are walking the show and visiting with customers.
Amber Neimeyer and Mark Mraule with Bank of the West are walking the show and visiting with customers.

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